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No prior experience needed to participate in and benefit from this course.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic

What you will learn

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    What design thinking is and when to use it

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    How to prepare to see and take action when opportunity arises

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    How to use design thinking to generate innovative ideas

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    How to take the many ideas you generate and determine which ones are likely to produce specific, desired outcomes

Skills you will gain

Strategic ThinkingDesign ThinkingInnovation ManagementDesign ManagementInnovation
Learners taking this Course are
  • Instructional Designers
  • Designers
  • Process Analysts
  • User Experience Researchers
  • Project Managers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

No prior experience needed to participate in and benefit from this course.

Approx. 10 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

What Is Design Thinking?

6 videos (Total 59 min), 2 readings
6 videos
What Is Design Thinking? Hear from the Experts13m
The Good Kitchen Story14m
Business Model Innovation5m
Challenges Best-Suited for Design Thinking4m
Visualization Tool7m
2 readings
Course Overview10m
Learning Community10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Preparing Your Mind for Innovation

4 videos (Total 56 min)
4 videos
The Story of George & Geoff23m
How Prepared Is Your Mind?6m
Storytelling Tool7m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Idea Generation

4 videos (Total 37 min)
4 videos
The MeYouHealth Story Part I: What Is?12m
The MeYouHealth Story Part II: What If?9m
Mind Mapping Tool10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Experimentation

5 videos (Total 55 min)
5 videos
The IBM Story14m
Learning Launch Tool16m
Reviewing Our Lessons4m
Strategic Opportunities15m
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Top reviews from Design Thinking for Innovation

By CAJun 17th 2017

great course , i am grateful to Coursera and everyone at Darden who helped develop this course.\n\ni really enjoyed the course. best wishes to all . keep up the great work!!!! God bless all of you!!!

By MVDec 1st 2016

As a design manager I should say this course actually opened my eyes to a new world. I hope be able to make good changes in my world by using this knowledge more and more in my life. Thanks to All :)

Instructor

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Jeanne M. Liedtka

United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business

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